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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Db2 for i
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 3, 2020

Have BCI jobs inherit the QAQQINI file library from the parent job

A Web Application Server running PHP initiates SQL requests that run in a batch immediate job. The BCI job picks up the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. However, the application needs unique settings that cannot be applied system-wide. It is possible to set up a routing entry for the web application's subsystem to use CHGQRYA to specify the QRYOPTLIB parameter - but only jobs that go through that routing entry will pick up that query options library.

Since BCI jobs do not go through a routing entry, they pick up the settings from the QAQQINI file in QUSRSYS. An application code change is required to change the QAQQINI file library in the BCI jobs.

Use Case:

A web application server runs SQL requests in a BCI job. I want to be able to customize the QAQQINI file at the subsystem level. I also would like to avoid an application change to set up the QAQQINI file for these BCI jobs.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jan 5, 2021

    I am not asking for this support on SBMJOB. I am asking for batch immediate jobs, which are started by spawn(), to inherit the QAQQINI file set in the parent job.

    Batch immediate jobs today inherit many attributes from the parent job, as documented in the "Attributes Inherited" section on this web page:
    Specifically, item #13.

    I am asking for this set of attributes to be extended to include the QAQQINI file used by the parent job.

  • Guest
    Nov 22, 2020

    IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed.

    It would be costly to add a new parameter to SBMJOB to support the adoption of the QAQQINI file. This interface change would need to be extended into other operating system layers as well to allow the adoption to happen.

    The application can mitigate this with a procedure. Whatever is being sent to the batch job, wrapper it with a procedure and use the OVERRIDE_QAQQINI procedure.